Windsor Castle chefs prepare for the royal wedding

Sarah Carty
Senior Lifestyle & Entertainment Producer

The guest list may be in turmoil after Meghan Markle’s dad pulled out of the wedding but it’s full steam ahead in the Windsor Castle kitchen, with chefs busy at work preparing for the royal event of the year.

Kensington Palace uploaded a number of pictures from inside the kitchen on their Instagram account, showing the food preparations for Saturday’s reception in full swing.

The menu, which by the looks of the pictures includes asparagus and tomatoes and chocolate for desert, was approved by the loved-up couple themselves, who held several tasting sessions at Windsor Castle back in March.

Chefs at Windsor Castle have been photographed preparing for the royal wedding. Photo: Instagram/Kensington Royal
Mark, the head chef of the royal household, said the couple collaborated with him on the menu. Photo: Instagram/Kensington Royal

Every dish has been created from scratch and all the produce has been sourced locally, where possible and even from the Queen’s Windsor residence.

“All the staff are delighted to be involved on the day. We’ve even had old staff contacting us if we need some extra support,” Mark, the head chef of the royal household said.

“Luckily the seasons have just fallen perfectly and that’s become the main focus in the decision making of the menus.

“The couple have been very involved in every detail of it.”

The team of chefs will be expected to feed 600 guests on the day, and while it’s a big task, Mark said it’s not every day you get to cater for a royal wedding.

They will be required to feed 600 guests on the day. Photo: Instagram/Kensington Royal
Asparagus is definitely on the menu. Photo: Instagram/Kensington Royal

As for the desert, pictures show pastry chef Selwyn Stoby working on some delicious looking chocolate truffles for the big day.

As well as the truffles, which will be served on large trays, the team are making bite-sized crème brûlée, biscuits with mango panna cotta topping and yellow macaroons.

Each and every dish has been meticulously planned out by both the chefs and the couple themselves.

The menu is sure to thrill celebrity and royal guests on the day, who have traveled from London and the US to celebrate the couple’s love.

Meghan Marke’s Suits co-stars and a slew of her famous friends are believed to be on the guest list, including celebrities Prince Harry has worked with on a number of charities.

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